Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge says he was delighted to get on the field at half time and score in the second half of the Reds’ 2-2 draw with his former club Chelsea on Sunday afernoon.
The England international scored his sixth goal for the club since signing from the Blues in January shortly after replacing Philippe Coutinho, before setting up Luis Suarez for a last gasp equaliser with a peach of a cross.
Sturrdige fell out of favour at Chelsea, under both Roberto Di Matteo and Rafa Benitez, and says it was important to him to show he has the ability to score against his former teammates.
“I was disappointed not to start because the manager would have known I was a bit angry with Chelsea and wanted to prove a point against them,” he told Liverpool’s official website.
“It was strange playing against them because I only left three months ago so I kind of knew their weaknesses and what their team was all about.
“I was itching to get on and the team performed well in the second half. We started attacking a lot more; in the first half we were a little bit defensive.
“The game opened up and we showed what we’re all about – it was good.”